Teaching How to Shoot off The Sticks
So gents, it was a 5 hour day at the range today! After enduring a bunch of shooting by dad, I had my son practicing with his .308. He shoots this very well off the bench, certainly as well as I do. Last time we were at the range he did a little shooting off the sticks at a metal plate that's roughly 12" x 12" and set at 200 yards. He did well with that.
Today I had him start on that plate again and he hit it 8 out of 9 times and it appeared fairly well centered as I watched through the binoculars. The time he missed it, he called it.
I figured it was time to back him to shooting paper at 100 yards and show him how much easier 100 yards would be......so I thought. He had a bit of a challenge here. I'd say roughly 1/2 or a bit more of his shots were in the kill zone. But the remaining would have either been clean misses or wounded animals depending on the size.
So my question for my esteemed AH members is how do you teach someone, particularly a 14 year old boy how to shoot off the sticks? All responses welcomed, but I'd really like to hear from our PH members.